As the third wave of Covid-19 sweeps through Thailand, nightspots such as bars, clubs and pubs are the main culprit in the spread of the infectious new strain or at least should be closed.
With around 1,500 new infections in Thailand every day, 71 provinces across the country have traced Covid-19 infections to covid outbreaks in bars and nightclubs. The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced yesterday that in April alone, a total of 6,020 Coronavirus infections were linked to nighttime entertainment.
A study shows that 40% of all people diagnosed with Covid-19 in Bangkok this month can be traced to entertainment venues, a total of 1,583 infections. In the other provinces, entertainment venues were the source of a quarter of all Covid-19 infections.
Young people make up more than half of these third-wave cases, with 3,432 Covid-infected people aged 20 to 29 years old according to the CCSA. While all 77 provinces of Thailand now have Covid-19 infections, only 6 provinces have no cases traced to these entertainment venues. Chai Nat, Narathiwat, Pattani, Ranong, Satun and Yala provinces are currently free of Coronavirus infections related to the third Covid19 outbreak.
1,157 guests along with 364 bar staff and 348 other people who believed they had been around contaminated people came forward and were identified and tested from these entertainment venues. But the CCSA says this causes only 27% of infections related to entertainment venues, while the majority of people did not cooperate and withheld relevant information, making identification and control of the Covid-19 outbreaks from entertainment venues more difficult.
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